Cardinal Chronicle

EDITORIAL POLICY

Cardinal Chronicle Editorial Board is the decision-making body of the newspaper which governs its day-to-day operation. The Cardinal Chronicle staff has adopted the following editorial policy to express the rights, responsibilities and philosophy of the Cardinal Chronicle web site.

Cardinal Chronicle is an accessible public forum which provides information and entertainment in addition to various viewpoints on debatable issues in the form of editorials and columns. Funds for production come from the Pine Grove Area School Districtand from advertising.

As an open forum, Cardinal Chronicle sells advertisements to provide students with a multifaceted business approach to learn advertising and marketing skills. This is a supplemental source of funding, by which our students gain real world experience in selling advertising.  The basic rate is $5 per month on the web site. Cardinal Chronicle refuses to advertise any reference to illegal or controlled products, services, substances, paraphernalia or any other advertisement deemed inappropriate to the Pine Grove Area community.  Advertising also has to meet Pine Grove Area Code of Conduct requirements.

As a responsible newspaper, Cardinal Chronicle will not intentionally invade the privacy of any person and will make every effort to correctly spell names and make accurate class and position identifications. Accurate reporting of fact is the goal of the staff.

Opinions will be clearly marked and found on the editorial pages or as designated on other pages. Corrections will be published online or printed in the next issue when mistakes are found or brought to the attention of the staff. Original stories will carry bylines, although stories by someone other than the original author will not receive a byline.

Commentaries and opinion columns are the expressed opinion of the author and not of Cardinal Chronicle and its Editorial Board or its advisers. Furthermore, the opinions conveyed are not those of the Pine Grove Area School District, faculty or School Board.

Letters to the editor, guest columns and all materials submitted must include the author’s name, signature and class or position. Typed, double-spaced letters are preferred, but legible, handwritten submissions, are acceptable. Letters can be mailed, hand-delivered or e-mailed.

Cardinal Chronicle will not publish anything deemed libelous, obscene or in poor taste, in accordance with the Supreme Court’s justified standards. Rights are reserved to postpone, edit or withhold from publication anything submitted which does not meet specifications. The meaning of any submission will not be altered, but Cardinal Chronicle reserves the right to correct spelling, grammar and punctuation when necessary. Additionally, Cardinal Chronicle refuses to print criticisms that are not constructive and supported by facts.

Cardinal Chronicle is a member of the Pennsylvania School Press Association,  the Quill and Scroll International Honorary Society for High School Journalists and the Columbia Scholastic Press Association.

Members of the staff are guided by the Canons of Journalism of the American Society of Newspaper Editors, a code of ethics which outline the principles of responsibility, fairness and accuracy.

The Cardinal Chronicle editorial policies reflect the philosophies of scholastic journalism. The goal of Cardinal Chronicle is to uphold its policy at all costs, unless it violates the basic protections of journalists or the freedom accorded all journalists under the Pennsylvania School Code.

Cardinal Chronicle Contact Information:

[email protected]

(570) 345-2731 ext. 269

Pine Grove Area High School, 101 School Street, Pine Grove, PA 17963

 

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EDITORIAL POLICY